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Police: Men claiming explosives, sniper at former school arrested

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SEATTLE — Four people suspected of being part of a group claiming to have explosives and a sniper inside the old Horace Mann school building were arrested Tuesday, ending a weeks-long standoff between the group and the Seattle School District, according to the Seattle Police Department.

The District closed the school building on East Cherry Street years ago. In recent months, 18 groups moved into the school without permission and started using it for community classes and other purposes as the Africatown Center for Education and Innovation.

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Divided It Stands

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The opening of the Northwest African American Museum last March was a long time in coming. Can it rise above the conflicts that delayed its debut for 30 years?

IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A DAY supposed to be a day for community celebration. In front of the old Colman School on South Massachusetts Street, bunches of balloons dotted the vast field. Singers and percussionists swathed in African textiles readied themselves to perform.

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Write to Josh Williams!

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Write to Josh Williams!

By Anti-State STL on 2015/12/16

josh williams 2Josh was transferred today to the Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center in Bonne Terre, Missouri. He will be held there for an undetermined amount of time before being transferred to a more long term facility.

Josh has expressed that he would like to receive letters, so please take a moment to drop him a line to help him remember he’s not alone and to help him acclimate to his new surroundings.

If you would like to donate to Josh’s commissary, please write to him and ask him to send you a deposit slip to send checks or money orders, or make an account at Access Corrections to send money electronically.

Write to Josh:

Josh Williams #1292002
E.R.D.C.C.
2727 Highway K
Bonne Terre, MO 63628

*As always, please remember that all incoming letters are read by prison staff. Never write to anyone in prison about anything illegal or potentially incriminating.

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People killed by US law enforcement agencies

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The Guardian is counting the people killed by US law enforcement agencies this year. Read their stories and contribute to our ongoing, …

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U.S. Attorney General meets with Seattle Central District Reps

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Attorney General Loretta Lynch addresses the media alongside Chief Kathleen O’Toole and Mayor Ed Murray (Image: CHS)

From: Bryan Cohen / http://www.capitolhillseattle.com

Seattle’s efforts to combat gun violence while simultaneously curbing excessive policing tactics is drawing a lot of attention — and even more cash — from the federal government.

On Thursday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch visited the Central Area as part of a national community policing tour where she highlighted, among other things, the progress the Seattle Police Department has made in meeting federal mandates to address excessive use of force by officers.

On the same day Lynch was in town, the Department of Justice monitor tasked with overseeing SPD’s use of force consent decree filed a report about how the department was progressing with internally tracking use of force incidents.

The monitor found that SPD was doing a good job in three out of four categories, including investigating the most severe use of force incidents. However, the monitor’s report said SPD sergeants “still had a ways to go” in adequately investigating mid-level use of force incidents by officers, like those involving tasers and pepper spray.

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Gangs of the State: Police and the Hierarchy of Violence

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Gangs of the State: Police and the Hierarchy of Violence

Police can only be abolished by a movement which has correctly identified and been equipped with the tools to dismantle the hierarchy of violence.

View on http://www.truth-out.org

OMARI TAHIR GARRETT CAMPAIGN KICK OFF ANNOUNCEMENT FOR CITY WIDE SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL POSITION

OMARI TAHIR GARRETT CAMPAIGN KICK OFF ANNOUNCEMENT FOR CITY WIDE SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL POSITION

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OMARI TAHIR GARRETT CAMPAIGN KICK OFF ANNOUNCEMENT FOR CITY WIDE SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL POSITION

I AM BACK AGAIN TO INFORM YOU THAT I AM THE TOP FIGHTER IN THIS YEARS SEATTLE CITY WIDE POSITION COUNCIL RACE

MY PLATFORM’S MAIN ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS ARE:

1) RAISE THE AWARENESS THAT SEATTLE IS ON DUWAMISH NATIVE AMERICAN LAND AND COLONIALISM IS NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE.

2) $210 MILLION ($210,000,000) FOR CHILDREN’S JAIL / PRISON IS NOT ACCEPTABLE AND MUST BE STOPPED “BY ANY AND ALL MEANS NECESSARY!!!!

3) REPAIRATIONS (REPARATIONS) MUST BE PAID TO “AFRICATOWN” TO REPAIR / CORRECT THE CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC DAMAGE DONE TO THE “AFRICAN REFUGEES” FROM EUROPEAN COLONIAL SETTLER “JUDEO-CHRISTIAN” TERRORISM / SLAVE TRADE (FROM AFRICANS TO BLACKS TO COONS TO NIG…. TO COLOREDS, TO NEGROES, TO AFRO-AMERICANS TO AFRICAN AMERICANS BACK TO AFRICANS BORN IN AMERICA.

4) END ETHNIC CLEANSING / “GENTRIFICATION” OF BLACKS OUT OF SEATTLE’S HISTORIC “CENTRAL AREA” TO THE “SUBURBS”.

5) REMOVE PICTURE OF THE “NORTH AMERICAN HITLER” GEORGE WASHINGTON, THE GENOCIDAL MASS MURDERER OF NATIVE AMERICAN “INDIANS” (NOT BORN IN INDIA) AND “OWNER” OF 319 NON-MUSLIM BLACK AFRICAN CHRISTIAN “SLAVES”.

6) STOP THE SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS FROM TEACHING BLACK CHILDREN AND ALL CHILDREN THAT GEORGE WASHINGTON AND THOMAS JEFFERSON WERE CHAMPIONS OF “FREEDOM, JUSTICE, EQUALITY AND DEMOCRACY” WHEN THEY WERE IN FACT BRUTAL “TERRORIST” THAT ENSLAVED UNFORTUNATE KIDNAPPED / TERRORIZED “CHRISTIANIZED” AFRICAN MEN WOMEN AND CHILDREN. RESTRUCTURE SEATTLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM AROUND ENTRY LEVEL CAREER / PERFORMANCE BASED EDUCATION.

7) END HOMELESSNESS BY CITY PROVIDING LAND MATERIALS AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE / COUNSELING FOR HOMELESS TO BUILD THEIR OWN MORTGAGE FREE HOUSING.

8) LIMIT SEATTLE ARMED GOVERNMENT AGENTS (“POLICE”) TO 5 YEARS IN WHICH THEY MUST COMPLETE QUALIFICATIONS FOR TEACHER’S CERTIFICATE AND TEACH FOR 5 YEARS BEFORE RETURNING TO SEATTLE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND INSTITUTE “STING OPERATIONS” TO CATCH CRIMINALS HIDING BEHIND GOVERNMENT ISSUES BADGES AND GUNS.

9) SEATTLE SHOULD FORM ITS OWN BANK FOR FINANCING CITY PROJECTS AND FOR FINANCING HOMELESS OWNED HOUSING FOR “HOMELESS / POOR” ( HAVE YOU SEEN A HOMELESS UNEMPLOYED BIRD?)

10) SINCE RACE IS ARBITRARILY AND UNSCIENTIFICALLY BASED ON “SKIN COLOR”, REDEFINE “RACE” BASED ON HAIR COLOR WHICH IS A LOT EASIER TO CHANGE, ESPECIALLY FOR “WHITE MINDED” INTEGRATED NEGROES LIKE “WHITE SUPREMACY” COURT JUSTICE “UNCLE” CLARENCE THOMAS.

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THE PEOPLE’S CHAMPION FIGHTER, Omari Tahir-Garrett

Americans Killed by Cops Now Outnumber Americans Killed in Iraq War

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The increase in police brutality in this country is a frightening reality. In the last decade alone the number of people murdered by police has reached 5,000. The number of soldiers killed since the inception of the Iraq war, 4489.

What went wrong? In the 1970’s SWAT teams were estimated to be used just a few hundred times per year, now we are looking at over 40,000 military style “knock and announce” police raids a year.

Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/americans-killed-cops-outnumber-americans-killed-iraq-war/#WbhDdZIM9YbTmRXb.99

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You are invited to the 2nd Annual African American and African Diaspora Gathering 2015

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Black Lives Matter:
Where Do We Go From Here?
January 17th, 2015 // 10am – 12pm
Public Reception // 12pm – 1pm
FREE

Langston Hughes
Performing Arts Institute
104 17th Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98144
RSVP

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You are invited to the 2nd Annual African American and African Diaspora Gathering 2015

“Black Lives Matter: Where Do We Go From Here?”

Hear dynamic presentations and vision for the future; be a listener and connect with our community on the state and interests of African Americans and residents from the African Diaspora in Seattle/King County.

This gathering will bring us together with invited local policy and decision makers for an opportunity to present 2014 wins and challenges, opportunities and recommendations including: housing, economic development, education, arts, technology and community inclusion.

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Lead Community Convener
Honorable Dawn Mason
Former WA State Representative

RSVP Here http://taag2015.splashthat.com/

9:45 Doors
10:15 Welcome Royal Alley-Barnes, Executive Director, Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institue
10:20 Introduction of Mayor Hon. Dawn Mason
10:25 Opening Statement Mayor Ed Murray
10:35 Bridging The Gap Building The Village Marcia Tate-Arunga, Cultural Reconnections
10:45 State of Africatown Seattle K. Wyking Garrett, Founding Director, Umoja PEACE Center/Africatown Community Development Initiative
10:55 Introducing Black Community Impact Alliance Jaebadiah Gardner – CEO, GardnerGlobal
11:05 Ethiopian Cultural Dance Africatown Artists Alliance
11:10 Elder of Distinction Award Presentation David Harmon – Principal, Olio Design
11:15 Education, Art & Culture Dr. Joye Hardiman
11:25 Children’s Presentation Africatown Center for Education & Innovation
11:30 Technology & Innovation David Harris, Technology Access Foundation/Hack The CD
11:40 Continuing The Legacy Panel
Ayanda Chisolm & Naomi Zemeadim, Garfield HS Black Student Union
Amman Girma, Black Lives Matters 206
Jazmine Cañez, Women of Color for Systemic Change
Mara Willaford, Outside Agitators 206
12:10 Recognition of Emerging Youth Leaders K. Wyking Garrett
12:20 Closing Remarks Evelyn Allen, Executive Director, Village Spirit Center for Community Change
12:30 Reception LHPAI, Grand Rehearsal Hall

Hear dynamic presentations and vision for the future; be a listener, get connected and give your input on the state and interests of African Americans and residents from the African Diaspora in Seattle/King County.

This gathering will bring us together with invited local policy and decision makers for an opportunity to present 2014 wins and challenges, opportunities and recommendations including: education, housing, economic development, arts, technology and more.

There will also be an Elder of Distinction & Emerging Leaders recognition ceremony.

Seating Capacity is 300 Maximum.
Questions? Contact africanamericangathering

Marcia Tate Arunga

Marcia Tate Arunga is an artist, writer, educator, entrepreneur, and cultural custodian. She is the principal consultant for Arunga and Associates and co-founder of Cultural Reconnection Mission. Since 2000, she has led delegations of women of African descent to Kenya, where she lived for over a decade. She is author of The Stolen Ones: And How They Were Missed is a well told, colorfully illustrated story about children for children.

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Dr. Joye Hardiman

Is the reitred Executive Director of The Evergreen State College Tacoma Campus, a position she held from 1991-2007. She is an educator, scholar and life-long learner. Dr. Hardiman is a frequent keynote speaker, a sought-after institute and workshop designer/facilitator. She has over 25 years of experience as an engaged and reflective practitioner of Learning Community Excellence and Higher Education Reform.

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K. Wyking Garrett

A social entrepreneur and educator, K. Wyking Garrett is the founding director of Umoja PEACE Center and part of the leadership team of the Africatown-Central District community development initiative. He is a recognized change agent and recipient of the 2014 Center for Ethical Leadership Legacy Leadership Award. He is also founder and principal of Remix Marketing & Consulting, a communications firm specializing in the areas of youth and cultural program development, marketing, and event planning.

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David Harris

David is a cultural entrepreneur that works as a manager at TAF, where his focus is on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Integration and Entrepreneurial Education. He’s also a graduate student in the University of Washington’s Human Centered Design and Engineering Master’s Program. His passion is facilitating resource-constrained communities learning, creating, and sharing of knowledge, tools, and materials to create feasible, culturally relevant opportunities for upward economic mobility. In 2014, he formed Hack the CD – a collective of self determined social innovators focused on the creation of sustainable, equitable growth through entrepreneurship in the Central District of Seattle. Currently, they’re focused on answering the question, “How might we create fertile ground for the African American community in Seattle to grow with the city’s current tech boom?”

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Jaebadiah Gardner

Jaebadiah is the Founder & CEO of GardnerGlobal, Inc. and is the Managing Partner for Onpoint Real Estate Services, LLC. He manages the day-to-day business at Onpoint which consists of a healthy portfolio of residential properties currently under management, leads in negotiations and drives business development. Jaebadiah earned a bachelor’s degree from University of Washington and a law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Grand Rapids, MI. Prior to attending law school, Jaebadiah worked as project engineer for Turner Construction building commercial high-rises in downtown Seattle. He currently sits as a Board Member of Capitol Hill Housing, in the Emerging Leader seat; is a member of the Washington State Department of Commerce Minority Business Roundtable; is an ambassador for the Friends of the Waterfront Seattle redevelopment project; member of the Mayor’s Kitchen Cabinet though the Seattle Chamber of Commerce.

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